Wireless tech keeps criminals in check

By Clay Hine September 22, 2022

For the length of human history, technology has played an important role in preventing theft. Before car keys, Henry Ford had to chain his car to a lamppost to avoid anyone with the strength to turn a physical crank from stealing it. Anti-theft technology has moved on significantly since Ford’s day, but so too have the criminals, and it’s not just cars they have in their sights.

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Topics: cellular IoT, Bluetooth Low Energy, asset tracking

Designing IoT products for many years of service

By Linda Pettersson September 15, 2022

When electronic devices stop working, our immediate reaction tends to be to bin them and buy something new. But this throwaway culture is not good for the planet, and we need to think differently. If devices lasted longer and were easier to fix, they could provide many years of good service before recycling. That saves precious materials and the energy needed to manufacture new products.

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Topics: Sustainability

Wi-Fi 6 brings battery-powered IoT to Wi-Fi, Nordic brings longest battery life

By Kjetil Holstad September 7, 2022

In mid-August this year, Nordic Semiconductor entered the Wi-Fi market with the launch of its dual-band Wi-Fi 6 nRF7002 companion IC (integrated circuit).

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Topics: Matter, Wi-Fi

Improving transport facilities with wireless wastewater management

By Kevin Kotinkar August 31, 2022

When the average American toilet is flushed, six liters of water surge with a force of up to 40 psi before traveling over a million miles of irrigation and pipework. Yet, given that the plumbing is fixed to a set route with minimal diversions, this isn’t even the most complex wastewater management application to consider. Toilet systems on planes or trains travel thousands of kilometers daily and must remain in good working order from journey to journey.

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Topics: cellular IoT, LTE-M

Thread and IPv6: The smart protocol for tomorrow’s smart buildings

By Lorenzo Amicucci August 24, 2022

Building automation solutions can help reduce a building’s carbon footprint, optimize energy consumption, improve maintenance scheduling, make better use of available space, and reduce waste and operating costs.

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Topics: thread, Matter

Shouting and listening: Extending Bluetooth LE range

By Pål Kastnes August 17, 2022

Increasing the range of a wireless product is an advantage for virtually every application. Consider, say, a large warehouse with a Bluetooth mesh network to track the location of valuable items. If each device in the network can communicate over longer distances, fewer devices are needed to cover the warehouse volume.

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Topics: Bluetooth Low Energy, Bluetooth mesh, Range extension

Cellular IoT closes the gap between end-devices and the cloud

By Kristian Sæther August 10, 2022

Several technologies are vying to become the dominant player for LPWANs (Low-Power Wide-Area Networks ) – a critical part of the IoT’s infrastructure. But as the alternatives face headwinds, maturing cellular IoT is gaining increasing traction as the bridge between remote IoT devices and the cloud.

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Topics: NB-IoT, cellular IoT, LTE-M

Upgraded Wi-Fi 6 improves the IoT

By Ioannis Glaropoulos August 3, 2022

Enhanced Wi-Fi specification brings quicker uplinks and longer battery life for consumers and IoT devices alike.

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Topics: Wi-Fi

Harnessing man and machine’s strengths for better IoT outcomes with ML

By Bjørn Kvaale July 27, 2022

In the time it takes you to read this blog, the average adult human will have made more than 200 decisions, or so it has been claimed. Columbia University research posits a far more modest total of 70 conscious daily decisions. Whatever the actual number, humans make a lot of decisions, and we’ve become highly skilled at it.

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Topics: AI, ML

Creating smart homes and building automation that are good for people and the environment

By Lorenzo Amicucci July 20, 2022

From a simple roof over our heads to a suitable place to work, travel, and shop, we spend so much of our lives indoors that creating the best possible environment is key to human wellbeing. Wireless technology can help.

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Topics: smart home, thread, Bluetooth Low Energy, Matter, Wi-Fi

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